Jeff is a principal associate who specialises in defendant RTA work, with an emphasis on technical, high value, fraudulent and credit hire claims. He regularly advises and defends domestic and foreign insurers, together with self-insured entities, in cases involving complex technical arguments. His CV of notable successes for clients includes the cases of Gladwin v Bogescu (High Court appeal relating to witness statements and relief from sanctions), Tuffnells Parcels Express v John Vernon (credit hire fraudster sentenced to prison), Abdul Baban & Others v Transportes Viana (successful appeal against decision not to strike out claims on the basis of defective service on foreign defendants), Abid Anwar & Others v Severn Trent Water (interlocutory order revisited after trial and claims struck out), Powell v Palani (clarification of the correct approach to intervention offers in credit hire claims) and Miller v AIG (admissibility of 'rebuttal evidence' in credit hire cases).  


Insights Haider v DSM Demolition Ltd [2019] EWHC 2712 (QB) Birmingham Civil Justice Centre 16/10/2019

Claimant’s incomplete financial disclosure in credit hire claim leads to finding of fundamental dishonesty

Insights Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed

David Pinkus v Direct Line [2018] EWHC 1671 is another example of another claim, found to be fundamentally dishonest, being dismissed under section 57…

Insights Claimant’s damned lies in respect of vehicle repair and credit hire claim result in prison sentence

It is said that sequels are rarely better than the originals on which they are based, and it is true that the county court decision in John Vernon v…

Insights Dishonest claimant sees his vehicle related damage claim dismissed and may yet be sent to prison

Mr John Vernon’s claim, which arose out of an alleged road traffic accident on 29 August 2014, started life in an unremarkable way but it brought a…

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